Tim M. James

November 18, 1956 ‒ October 14, 2012

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Tim M. James knew that there is nothing small in the service of God, giving his time, efforts and skills to those who needed them. He was eager to help his family, church, and even strangers. His servants’ hands now at rest, Tim passed away Sunday, October 14, 2012 in Olentangy Woods. He was 55.

Born November 18, 1956, Tim was the only son of Elmer and Beverly (Pappas) James. He was a 1975 graduate of Hamilton Taft High School, and attended Miami University.

He worked as a tool and die maker at General Motors for 32 years where he earned his journeyman card. Tim also taught at Pioneer Career and Technology Center both in the Precision Machining Technology Program and adult education.

On August 17, 1979 he married Pamela Hissem, with whom he celebrated 33 years of marriage. A devoted wife and caregiver, she took the very best care of Tim throughout his illness with melanoma.

He was a very active member of Mansfield First Assembly of God, where he served as an usher, and frequently helped with building maintenance and repairs. He also enjoyed missions trips when he was able to go.

An outdoorsman, Tim enjoyed fishing, especially bass, and hunting. A skilled marksman, he shot deer with the bow, muzzle loader, and gun. He was also a skilled cook, providing most of the household meals.

Most of all, Tim will be remembered for his kindness towards others and his generosity.

He is survived by his loving wife Pamela James of Lexington; daughters and son-in-law Lindsay and Matt Burtch of Van Wert and Ashley James of Lexington; mother Beverly James of Hamilton; sister and brother-in-law Amy and Pat Bach of Hamilton; nephew Michael Schlensker and niece Kate Bach.

He was preceded in death by his father Elmer James.

The family will receive friends Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 3-7pm in Mansfield First Assembly of God, 1000 McPherson Street, Mansfield where funeral services giving glory to God for the life of Tim M. James will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is serving the James family and memorial contributions to Mansfield First Assembly of God may be made through the funeral home.

Private online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.